Players who might have shared Gears of War 3 campaign spoiler videos online might be banned from playing the game when it releases, Epic Games has revealed.
It said that it was keeping track of those who shared videos of Gears of War 3 ahead of release - and promised "repercussions".
"We're extremely diligent about getting that stuff taken down and issued a call to fans to not perpetuate it... and just keeping track of those who do," GoW 3 executive producer Rod Fergusson told Edge. "I don't think everybody's aware of the potential repercussions of those types of actions."
Rod Fergusson told Eurogamer exactly what he meant by "potential repercussions".
"We have a banning system built into our stuff so we can go in and identify certain people," he said. "Some people aren't smart about what they do. They'll be disappointed on 20th September when they can't get in and can't play. They may be banned."
He went on to say that those who shared the campaign spoiler videos were "going against everything we're trying to accomplish,"
"We had one of my video chats and somebody went into the chat room and tried to yell all caps spoilers throughout the chat room to try to ruin the experience for the thousand people who were watching me. It's that kind of stuff that just drives me crazy.
"If you don't value this community, you don't value this experience, then we don't value you. I'd rather pick that one bad apple out of the pool so everybody else can have a better time."
Stace recently had a chance to get some hands-on time with the title's four player co-op. You can read his impressions here.
Gears of War 3 launches for Xbox 360 on Tuesday September 20 in the US and PAL territories.